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steph wanamaker0#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle  2014-04-18 18:47:4620212110CC G+
Jan Havrda0The reach of my friends have reached 31397 souls and I love you all and I hate you all as I love and hate my self for those silly things. No matter, you are all awesome.Thank you and I hope you'll enjoy this small circle of  people as much as I appreciate their company.This is  #NotAZombieCircle , made of people who won't wash your minds.2014-04-18 00:35:293896924114CC G+
Çerçeve Paylaş - Circle Cool1,6242014-04-12 16:25:21495181220CC G+
Gailen Mapes62,493Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-11 11:01:421997411CC G+
Clare Cosgrove51,538Sharing this as an example of a Circle share made by me wanting to introduce you all to some of my Good people, my besties.. people whose content is consistently interesting,funny and sometimes..risque and some may even be classed as offensive by some.. but never boring! These people are keepers!! Extra for +Lexidh Solstad x2014-04-06 15:00:1420433117CC G+
Rok Šimec5,426Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circleshareoftheday #share #sharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase  2014-04-05 18:40:54493211329CC G+
Lexidh Solstad13,282March engagers circle =) These are (most of) the people that commented on my posts in March. Thanks for making it more fun to share stuff from my life! 2014-04-02 10:33:23273809CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/2)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca  #sharedcircles #circles #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:30:374321214692CC G+
John Nuntiatio31,593#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  2014-03-30 07:09:39271121417CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,73421ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  3.26.14This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-03-26 21:23:02361331647CC G+
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000516CC G+
Karen Hoyt15,773An awesome Google+ circle to add from +Trever McGhee . He's on a mission to make this world a brighter place. This circle is one to add!2014-03-22 04:45:544989530CC G+
Jared Lawson869Another #sharedcircle  - pass this group along, promote - reshare, engage! 2014-03-21 12:54:57412221627CC G+
Trever McGhee48,610Help say thank you to these amazing people within this circle for supporting another with their shares...click the share..the plus button.To return the favor I'll add you to the next circle Share the one below to be added to the 257 people who already clicked the button and counting...https://plus.google.com/109005993947558449703/posts/FkrNrVUAvsbEvery click makes a difference  (。◕‿◕。) +Take2seconds to click the button now.This April we'll be engaging 1 million kids thanks to these amazing people.#circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #plusmastermind   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #rustyball  2014-03-19 19:54:30498212232CC G+
Petra Honecker31,576Meine Lieben, in meinem letzten Kreis habe ich einige Personen vergessen. Es wäre lieb von euch, mir Personen zu benennen, die auch in den Kreis gehören. (nur Fotografen) Ganz liebe Grüße ....Petra, oder Drops.My dear friends , in my last circle I forgot some people. It would be nice of you to appoint me those who belong also in the circle. All the best and kind regards.. Petra, or Drops2014-03-17 21:43:03185391130CC G+
Thomas Angst14,192★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★The peak of all circles on the Circle Mountain★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★●★Boost your visibility on Google+●●●► Share the circle!To be added to my Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post* in PUBLIC Please make sure you do it on the original post or I *won't notice it :(Original Post: http://goo.gl/QeS1jxMore you share more you get! ;)My website: http://tomfear.com/Special Thanks to my best engagers:#addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles #followback #followers #followme #fullcircleshare #gatheringcircle #google #googleplus #growfollowers #handpicked 2014-03-17 21:05:39416166163200CC G+
steph wanamaker100,376#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-03-14 21:47:1917687569CC G+
Gailen Mapes60,583 Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen2014-03-11 10:45:331987410CC G+
lerato majikfaerie28,776Spider's WebThis is my circle of arachnophiles - it's an opt-in circle; everyone in here has requested to be in it. It's the circle I notify of my spider posts, particularly #SpiderSunday  postsI'm joining +Kimberly Hosey in curating #SpiderSunday  and +Spider Sunday, so I'll be somewhat more focussed on keeping up with the Sunday #Spider  posts. If you would like in (or out) of this circle, let me know. And please post your Sunday Spider pics with the #SpiderSunday  tag, and plus me in :) I do like my arachnid friends <32014-03-01 13:32:389432339CC G+
Lexidh Solstad10,822This is my February engagers circle, most of the people that has commented on my posts in February =) Thank you for making it more fun to be here! 2014-03-01 12:24:48257817CC G+
steph wanamaker99,599#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle 2014-02-28 20:13:431691406CC G+
Rok Šimec1,472*Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!*This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #share #publicsharedcircles #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #googleplus #socialmedia #wordpress #bloggers #blogging  2014-02-27 12:11:56447241335CC G+
Artist , photographer , amateur or professional2,143Circle photographer +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional   by +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  you presentiment 892  photographer, two circle provenent +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  very talented presentation of this circle * Artist Photographer Amateur or Professional *. * Artist *: we sum all. That is why I have included our painter friends. * Photographer *: we all have one thing in common, we like the photo. * Amateur *: we have the desire to learn. * Professional *: we are surrounded by great photographer. And I thank you for following us on this adventure. Thank you my friends.  +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  sharing your artistic work in page #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional   +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional  by +jany viala  & +Krzysztof Felczak  make us a photo selection for  +A.P.A.P.Grand talent  Do not forget Tag your photos #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional   +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional by +jany viala  and +Krzysztof Felczak  For selection +A.P.A.P.Grand talent  Thank you Community 2014-02-24 08:49:49446361123CC G+
Rok Šimec928**Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!**Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circleshare   #publicsharedcircles   #publishing   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircles   #share   #socialmedia   #googleplus   #google #googlesharedcircle   #googlecircleshare  2014-02-20 19:43:19404251729CC G+
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517823CC G+
Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!545***Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!***Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to +Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!  :DTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle  2014-02-16 15:39:00444302640CC G+
AyJay Schibig49,36221ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  2.14.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-02-14 23:22:33419322747CC G+
Gailen Mapes59,711Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera S  - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mape2014-02-11 11:40:351957512CC G+
steph wanamaker98,429#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle2014-01-31 19:45:4118177569CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:413258081109CC G+
AyJay Schibig46,31321ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS CIRCLE (1 of 2)  1.23.14 This Circle has Active G+ members passionate about photography. Add/Share this latest edition to circulate some great photography!See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-01-24 07:24:54418332053CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut29,256New to G+? Just need more entertainment in your stream? THIS is the circle for you!This shared circle includes:* Artists   * Geeks   * Comedians   * Writers   * Engagers   * Original Posters   * Awesome and Amazing Individuals   * Some Well Known and Some Little Known G+ers   * Add more positive adjectives here:                  .I'm posting this despite the recent debate and ban by some people on shared circles that is apparently going on, but I know that if I hadn't grabbed awesome shared circles at the beginning of my G+ experience I would not still be here! Please help the newbies or the G+ers that need new and GREAT content in their stream by adding this circle and sharing. If I have included you and you would like to be removed please let me know. Thank you and have a nice day. :o)2014-01-23 09:53:358714916CC G+
Gailen Mapes58,029Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera S - 11 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-01-11 11:56:0819217515CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:57100001CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 05:00:14100001CC G+
Kimberly Hurlbut28,850My Favorite G+ersThis is the first time in a long time that I've shared this circle! Please add and don't forget to share this circle full of G+ ultra-engagers of much awesomeness! Your stream will never be the same again....and you will thank me for it. ;-)2014-01-06 04:58:2110013915CC G+
Cyrus Khan15,832 *Active Engager's Circle*If you've received a notification, it means you are a part of the circle.Please re-share the circle to increase the exposure of all these friendly and interactive people.Thanks for interacting : )  This is the next edition of my weekly Engagers circle, where I highlight and share the people who've interacted with me this week.I will share this circle to all my followers for exposure as an personally approved group.The criteria to be added are:1)You have commented on and publicly shared one or more of my posts;2) You have re-shared this weeks circle;As this circle grows, I may have difficulty accommodating everyone, so if you add and re-share this week's circle, you'll be guaranteed a spot in next week's edition.Cheers! #circleshare   #active   #engagers   #science   #sciencecircle  2014-01-04 22:40:36476463892CC G+
Moan Lisa20,861Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included30 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-30 11:49:263016185117CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Boxing Day Circle...hope everyone had a good christmas and holidays :) 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 22:12:29500001CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:16500002CC G+
Moan Lisa19,915Moan Lisa's Circle BombRESHARE if you want to be included20 December, 2013moanlisa.org2013-12-20 11:41:03300508898CC G+
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2014-04-22 18:33:41 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 62 +1s)

Happy Earth Day!  My contribution to  #MyBeautifulEarth. 

This is the village of St. Hippolyte in Alsace, France. You're looking towards the Haut Koenigbourg  (on the hill in the distance).

Yep, a lot of light and lens flare. I actually wanted it this time. 

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2014-04-22 06:36:58 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

Keep your eyes on the target

This friendly reminder and greeting to start off Tuesday is brought to you by the Steller's Sea Eagle ( Haliaeetus pelagicus ). Last week I was fortunate to have good weather while attending a show at the "Volerie des Aigles" in Kintzheim, (Alsace) France.

I can recommend the experience very highly, because of the number of birds, the space available to view them and the setting at the ruins of the Château de Kintzheim. They have a very large selection of birds, which lets them rotate for the shows. The Volerie also seems to breed at least some of the raptors. If you're a French-speaker then the live commentary is probably interesting too. As my French is poor, I didn't pick up much from it, but there are good hand-outs and you can definitely enjoy the show just by watching the birds.

The raptors get extremely closet... more »

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2014-04-21 07:43:58 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 53 +1s)

Good morning! Here's a cheerful apple blossom to help you get off to a pleasant start your week.

If you're tired of blossoms, here's a heads-up: I do plan to share some photos from last Thursday/Friday's Alsace trip during the week, (landscape, maybe a ruin, possibly butterflies and my favorite: at least one raptor!). 

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2014-04-20 08:59:31 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

I guess I need to get with the program and post something "Eastery" today.  

In my book you haven't really celebrated Easter to the max unless the Easter Boar pays you a visit.

Photo: in Ribeauville, Alsace, France. unfortunately a very overcast and rainy day. This would have looked much better in sunshine.

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2014-04-17 06:53:07 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

Flight Path

no quotes today, although I love doing the research to find them. I'm hoping to take advantage of the good weather and an extra long weekend to catch some avian friends with the camera. Yes, +Peter Barrett , I'm hoping to see some raptors. You were right that it is time that I paid more attention to fauna again.

Have a great Thorsday, folks!
 

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2014-04-16 07:23:51 (20 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A.A. Milne

Soon to transform from sun to moon. with apologies to Nabokov. 
Most of the dandelions had changed from suns into moons.

Have a great Wednesday, with sunshine in one form or another. 

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2014-04-15 07:28:37 (24 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)

The only ones who ever come here from your lands are the minstrels, and the lovers, and the mad. And you don't look like much of a minstrel, and you're : pardon me for saying so lad, but it's true : ordinary as cheese crumbs. So it's love if you ask me.
(Neil Gaiman, Stardust ) 

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2014-04-14 07:55:10 (30 comments, 2 reshares, 51 +1s)

This being Monday and someone having posted a #macromonday  in my stream, I'll try to play along. It was shot with a macro lens, but I didn't get as close as I would like for a real macro.

I was concentrating on bees in flight that day and had to abandon the macro lens pretty quickly. I may do a dump of the better shots or possibly create a sequence (auto awesome) if GPlus plays along. 

Have a great Monday!

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2014-04-13 14:15:50 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)

Focus

While I generally try to do one post a day, sometimes life happens. I've been a bit busy lately, but the weather was kind to me, so I spent a few hours with the camera.

Today, I was looking to make bees my subject. I got some stares from people wondering what in the world could be so fascinating that I would stand in front of an apple tree for so long. I did get some decent shots of bees. I also got this insect, but I'm not sure what it is. It looks similar to a bee, but is it a wild bee? a fly mimicking a bee? 

Enjoy what's left of the weekend! 

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2014-04-10 06:35:49 (35 comments, 2 reshares, 61 +1s)

I wanted something a little different for you today, but it turned into a lot more work than I expected. Have a great Thorsday!

Frühling ist wiedergekommen
( Rilke,  Die Sonette an Orpheus  , Erster Teil, XXI )

Frühling ist wiedergekommen. Die Erde
ist wie ein Kind, das Gedichte weiß;
viele, o viele ... Für die Beschwerde
langen Lernens bekommt sie den Preis.

Streng war ihr Lehrer. Wir mochten das Weiße
aus dem Barte des alten Manns.
Nun, wie das Grüne, das Blaue heiße,
dürfen wir fragen: sie kanns, sie kanns!

Erde, die frei hat, du glückliche, spiele
nun mit den Kindern. Wir wollen dich fangen,
fröhliche Erde. Dem Frohsten gelingts.

O, was der Lehrer sie lehrte, das Viele,
und was gedruckt steht in Wurzeln und langen
schwierigen Stämmen: sie singts, sie singts!

free trans... more »

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2014-04-09 06:40:13 (27 comments, 3 reshares, 76 +1s)

Leave your mark

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime. 

(Ray Bradbury)


Photo: one of my cherry trees. They're there for two weeks of sublime beauty each year. 

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2014-04-08 07:53:29 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.  (William Butler Yeats)

We seem to have those sharp senses as children, but need to rediscover them as adults.

May a bit of light and magic make your day brighter!

Photo: my lawn on a dewy morning. 

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2014-04-07 07:44:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

Forgotten

Why were these bikes were forgotten and overgrown until this Spring? There's a story here, but I won't pry.

I'm off to a late start this Monday for various reasons. I hope your week starts out well and will be memorable in a positive way!

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2014-04-05 08:06:09 (35 comments, 6 reshares, 141 +1s)

Happy Weekend!

This morning I'm a bit busy, so you'll just get a JPEG straight from the camera. Apologies for it being so large. I didn't have time to downsize it like usually. On the plus side though, if you can load it, you'll be able to zoom around. 

might qualify for pink and yellow for +Maryanne Smith . :-)

Enjoy the day!

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2014-04-04 07:00:42 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)

Summer is coming

I've been advised by the words of smart people, who lived long before me that basically attitude determines what you become.

Ray Bradbury, is a more recent writer of truths, which he shared as stories as in this excerpt from "Dandelion Wine":

And there, row upon row, with the soft gleam of flowers opened at morning, with the light of this June sun glowing through a faint skin of dust, would stand the dandelion wine. Peer through it at the wintry day : the snow melted to grass, the trees were reinhabited with bird, leaf, and blossoms like a continent of butterflies breathing on the wind. And peering through, color sky from iron to blue. 

Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer... more »

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2014-04-03 06:25:54 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Subtlety is overrated anyway.

Landing beacon for bees. Best viewed in Ultraviolet, but alas, all I had was a standard visible spectrum to work with. I'll see what I can do about that in the future. ;-)

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2014-04-01 22:20:58 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)

Early post for Wednesday (only minutes old where I am). Tuesday is done and dusted, which is fine with me, because I've had better days. Hopefully Wednesday is going to be a good one. Every new day is a new opportunity, right?

Please enjoy a few cherry blossoms from my neighborhood. My trees aren't really in blossom yet: just a few so far, but some near my house are absolutely covered in delicate blossoms. It's an absolute delight to view them with a bit of sunlight.

I hope that I won't bore you with flowers. Honestly, I can shoot other things, but this past Saturday was a fantastic haul for me. The sky was clear and the sun was soft too (unlike in the summer). I've got a few more cherry blossoms, some dandelions, tulips, daffodils and pansy that look like they're good enough to share. 

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2014-04-01 07:44:11 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)

Will the Hoff photo-bomb this too?

My niece's eye from this weekend. Yes, I had to do extra processing to make me emerge clearly enough that you could see me taking a the picture. I suppose it qualifies as a type of selfie.

My niece is a great sport. We shot a few roses together and then I did some shots of her eye for fun. 

Have a very foolish day! 

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2014-03-31 06:52:11 (48 comments, 5 reshares, 73 +1s)

Monday is here again, but I had a great weekend, so it's much easier to deal with Monday this week. It's overcast and not particularly nice this morning, but that makes it easier to spend the day in the office than a rainy weekend followed by blue skies on Monday. :-)

I hope you'll get off to a good start this week! We'll compare notes tomorrow. 

Photo: My first bee shot of the year. If I remember correctly, I was lying on the sidewalk to get this one, as these flowers were low growing ones in a very narrow strip of "yard" between the sidewalk and a house. 

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2014-03-30 08:46:57 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)

I don't always get down in the daisies, but when I do strangers ask me if I'm ok. I think the shot was worth it though.

Have a great Sunday!

Photo: from RAW. cropped and resized to HD format. that's it.

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2014-03-29 09:29:00 (45 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)

bowing to the inevitable, I join #caturday  . meet Ginger. we adopted her from the animal shelter. They told us she was an outdoor cat, but she is quite shy and only wants to stay in the house. Maybe that will change now that the weather is getting better. EDIT: click the pics. they don't show up well in the overview. 

Speaking of which, it's such a pretty day today that I better get outside. Maybe there will be the new Captain America film with my son at the local cinema tonight. Tomorrow is a BBQ afternoon.

Have a great Saturday! (and if I don't catch you before then, have a fantastic Sunday too!)

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2014-03-28 10:09:40 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 50 +1s)

Instant

Petrified records
All is frozen
Study it well to see the pattern
Truth lies buried to be rediscovered

Foggy, nebulous shapes, shifting
Uncertain, undefined 
Truth unborn, songs unsung
Unrelenting the mists wait not  
Rolling in and over
Enveloping all ready or not

Narrow slice
Only here is life true
Wait, drink deeply 
   
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Or as my go-to philosopher emperor, Marcus Aurelius so succinctly stated: Confine yourself to the present

Photo: dewy morning tulip in my garden. 

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2014-03-27 07:41:08 (31 comments, 1 reshares, 47 +1s)

I found a new poet to read this morning, Sara Teasdale-

As dew leaves the cobweb lightly 
Threaded with stars, 
Scattering jewels on the fence 
And the pasture bars; 
As dawn leaves the dry grass bright 
And the tangled weeds 
Bearing a rainbow gem 
On each of their seeds; 
So has your love, my lover, 
Fresh as the dawn, 
Made me a shining road 
To travel on, 
Set every common sight 
Of tree or stone 
Delicately alight 
For me alone.

As for the photo, I'm experimenting a bit with the format. I've cropped down to 1920*1920 and 1080*1920 to hopefully make it easier to load if you're on mobile and also to better fit an HD display. Unfortunately this is a vertical image, which is not ideal. Maybe next time I'll be luckier with subject and orientation, but I take what I see when itstrikes me, so... more »

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2014-03-26 07:51:57 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 78 +1s)

Portents of things to come

A few days ago, before winter tried to make a return appearance, the first few blossoms opened on one of my cherry trees. It seemed like a promising start, but as Van Dyke once observed:

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.


Photo: my garden!

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2014-03-25 07:40:50 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Waiting for a visitor

Am I pretty enough? she asks
as she turns her bright, well-formed face sunwards

Of course you are, my dear! In fact I'm betting on it.
answers her neighbor, strategically surveying the approaches
suspended by gossamer strands of spun silk, stronger than steel,
splittling the sunlight into its sparkling spectrum.

Photo: my unkempt garden with an ambitious spiderling

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2014-03-23 23:09:16 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Today is yesterday's tomorrow and arrived faster than I thought therfore I'm resuming my regular programming by providing you with a Moon in the day on Monday.

My work is done. time to sleep. I'll catch you on the other side of dawn. Have a lovely evening and a great start to the week!

Photo: single frame shot on 9. March

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2014-03-23 22:19:55 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

MFW when I feel like I've outinterneted all the things. I had a few blissful hours of thought experiment and I can't decide if I feel more like Dr. Strangelove or Dr. Evil, but my plans are one step above crayon level. Maybe a bit more like Wile E Coyote, but delicious thoughts have been thunk. I has a happy and all your worlds are belong me.  

It feels good to let my imagination run wild. "How I learned to conquer the solar system while operating at A4 / letter page sizes and love it". Now all I need are some advances in materials, power, robotics, peer-to-peer networks and some efficient algorithms. Probably deep pockets and a scientific consortium too, but hey those are details.

Anyway, it's been a fun evening. Almost like being a teenager again and dreaming of a pulse fusion drive. 

Your normal programming on my channel will resume in them... more »

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2014-03-23 09:00:00 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

Proud Papa

Yes, I'm a doubly proud papa this Sunday morning. My talented daughter is performing some violin pieces at a local Café in a few hours. Of course neither she nor my wife will let me post any pictures, but still I'm happy and proud of her.

I'm also proud to see so many little spiderlings in the lavender and tulips outside my man-cave/home office window. The mild winter means not only more pests survived, but apparently more spiderlings too. I counted 4 lovely little webs glittering in the morning light. 

Makes a fellow feel good about things. It could also be breakfast talking

Have a lovely #SpiderSunday  !

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2014-03-22 10:23:35 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

Yawwwwwnnn

feeling lazy today, so you get stuck with the JPEG straight out of the camera, because I can't be arsed to go to RAW or resize it.

Pondering deep things ;-)  like how much sleep can I get away with before the wife notices and decides I'm a lazy bum, who needs to be put to productive use doing odd jobs around the house. Maybe I can catch a nap then read.... I think I need another cup of tea. 

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2014-03-21 07:51:22 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

It's a wonderful day of the week. Fun lies ahead. Here are some shots from a sundown near Niedereschach, Germany. The shots have been cropped in a 4 to 3 format and resized down to 1920 pixels. As for editing/changing colors or contrast, here's what I did to give it a look like I saw it:

1. When I loaded the RAW pictures into the Adobe software, I switched from "Adobe Standard" to "Camera Faithful"
2. I used the "graduation curve" tool to make the pictures slightly darker (pre-set "darker" then manually moved the depressed mid-tone marker towards the diagonal mid-point so that it wasn't as dark as the preset).

This is really close to what it was like. I had a very golden afternoon that day. 

Now, thanks for reading so far. Have a wonderful Friday and a great start to the weekend. May you have a warm, golden sun to... more »

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2014-03-20 07:40:52 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

This door panel demonstrates someone has some serious mastery of their craft. Also, it seems like just about the safest post I can make at this point. I have publicly derped up someone else's post having fun with a friend, but not realizing until too late that it was not a private reshare, but a public post by someone else... Oh well, my sense of humor is an acquired taste like sauerkraut or surströmming. 

Have a great Thursday and don't forget your towel. They're immensely useful and evoke images of competence even if there is no basis for it. I quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

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2014-03-19 06:43:48 (40 comments, 1 reshares, 61 +1s)

Lost and Found

Lost, yesterday,
somewhere between sunrise and sunset,
two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
(Horace Mann)

A sunset image from near Niedereschach, Germany (down in the south near Villingen-Schwenningen). 

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2014-03-18 07:54:31 (22 comments, 1 reshares, 72 +1s)

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” 
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View (found at Goodreads.com)

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2014-03-17 06:59:57 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 47 +1s)

Wishing you a beautiful, sunny Monday!

Monday is a good day for releasing results of experiments, right?

Here's an experiment I did with my telephoto the other day. I don't recommend trying it. A: you can't look at the sun without proper precautions, B: you can fry your electronics if you aren't careful.

I saw a very nice sunset opportunity was coming up while I was out in the fields. I didn't have a tripod and I didn't have protective filters. So how did I do this? A: I focused on the ridge at my maximum zoom of 400mm then switched the focus switch over to manual to lock in the focus. Then I set the aperture to F29 (close to pinhole). After that it was a matter of holding the camera up and guessing. I took 4 shots and this one came out.  My eyes and my camera were unharmed. ;-)

Photos: you can see more on the color than the black and... more »

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2014-03-16 10:46:37 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

Moaarrr Spacey!

You can never have enough of Kevin Spacey, right? Well, I love his photobombs and especially his Spacey-Ford PS, so in his style, I present you this. Also, I had to do something to catch +Belinda Kamel  by surprise for a change.

Real photo of myself and a friend last weekend. We had a sprint and he was faster (over 40m), but I would have easily beaten him over a longer distance. ;-)  Anyway, he was faster and it was a great day, so it needed celebrating, but he probably wouldn't appreciate being on a social network, thus why not Mr. Spacey?

Have some fun this weekend; Monday is always waiting. ;-)

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2014-03-15 09:54:56 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)

It's sometimes hard to figure out what to post. I had a great weekend last week, with lots of good afternoon light. 

Here are the earliest butterflies I have ever come across in Germany. They were sunning themselves on the stones of the old Roman ruins. 

Who to pick on today? I think +Mandy Allen , because she has shared some lovely shots of butterflies from her garden in the past. This way I can reciprocate at least a little. 

Tomorrow will probably be either a flower or an experiment photographing the sun. We'll see. 

Have a great Caturday Saturday!

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2014-03-14 07:42:41 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

I'll be over there

A town with a sense of humor; I love it. This was at the Tourist Information Office in Rottweil. They were closed because it was a Sunday, but they had this great sign outside. Unfortunately the placement didn't give me a lot of room to work with, but you still get an impression of town and what a gorgeous, sunny day it was.

Also, I really was "dort", because the Italian restaurant we ate at (Del Pietro?) had tables setup in the street in the direction of the tower/old gate. Good day, good food and later a visit with good friends. Every weekend should be like that.

I hope this weekend will be lovely for you! 

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2014-03-13 07:30:42 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Thorsday's Post

The special shout out on today's post goes to +Adella Wright , who likes old, crumbly Roman ruins. I just happen to a shot from last weekend for her, but wait! there's more! 

What post by me about ancient Roman ruins would be complete without a quote to accompany it from Marcus Aurelius?

"Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too."

Photo:
1. Detail of grasses on remnants of wall at a garrison house (?) near Niedereschach.
2. View of wall for perspective. 

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2014-03-12 07:12:34 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)

This one is going out to a fun GPlusser, +Armida Evony . I have no idea why this image would make me think of her....

Have a great Wednesday!

Photo: Rottweil, Germany.

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2014-03-11 06:58:11 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

A beautiful weekend with perfect weather and signs of Spring everywhere. My favorite part on Sunday was seeing kites again. I'm still in a good mood.

Have a great Tuesday!

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2014-03-10 07:11:25 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)

Yesterday was a beautiful day and I have lots of lovely photos to remember it by. While I've already posted a few early flowers, I figure I better get these out of the way before it is time to move on to other items. The snowdrops were shot about a week ago; the purple crocus yesterday.

I saw a new town (for me), saw a few kites (the raptor kind), flowers, trees, a Roman ruin, a great sunset and had a wonderful afternoon with friends. What better way to regain energy for the week? Plus lots of photos to spam your stream with. ;-)

Have a great Monday!

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2014-03-08 09:38:07 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)

When out and about photographing crocuses the other day, I also managed to get some backlit grasses in the evening sun. It's a warm, happy feeling when I can bask in late afternoon sunlight. 

May your weekend be full of golden sunshine and laughter!

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2014-03-07 08:12:02 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 63 +1s)

Happy Friday!

Does the English language know more joyful words? Sending out Spring greetings to GPlus with a special shout out today to +Deyana Deco , who likes crocuses and to +Warren Lissel , who is enjoying a Canadian Spring, e.g. he can see the second story window without a snow drift covering it up. 

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2014-03-06 08:03:07 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)

Happy Thorsday!  

Yesterday in the late afternoon I was able to get out and find tangible evidence that Spring is on the way. I shot things the way they were, which is why you see an old leaf from the Fall in front of a Spring crocus. Those kind of random juxtapositions make me smile.

Speaking of making someone smile, I did my part yesterday while photographing. More than one person had comments to make as they looked at me lying on the ground. One biker even stopped and turned around to make sure I was ok, because all she saw at first was a scruffy old man sprawled motionless on the ground and his backpack a few meters off to the side. When she turned around she saw my camera, she said "Ah, everything is ok". Nice to know people still care enough to stop and help. Of course, had my kids seen any of this, they would have been horribly embarrassed by Dad's antics.... more »

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2014-03-05 07:42:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

Wednesday is wordless.

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2014-03-04 07:56:12 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)

Oh, the tyranny of time. Every day is evidence of it's incessant, unrelenting march as is every G+ post. A post a day can be difficult, esp. when Nature isn't quite ready yet to present me with fresh blossoms, thus I've pilfered the past. Or another way to imagine reaching into the past as if it were the present is to think of this picture as if it had been transmitted by an explorer on a planet orbiting  Epsilon Eridani (10.5 light years) or Procyon ( Alpha Canis Minoris ) (11.4 light years). I couldn't find a well-known star at very close to 11 light years

As you may have surmised from the tangent above, I saw these blossoms on a walk in the woods March 2003. Back then all I had was a Sony Cybershot and the pictures were JPEG 1600*1200. :-)  I've cropped this one down to 1200*1200 and had a little fun with the GPlus photo editing tools.

Have a lovely day and mayt... more »

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2014-03-03 07:52:04 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s)

While it will still be a few weeks until flowers and trees begin to blossom here in full, Winter is definitely over and the smell of early Spring is in the air. I know when I can be sure Spring is really here: when I begin to see crocuses and tulips in clusters. 

Monday is a bit like that as well. It's the grey dawn of the week, but I know there will be sunshine ahead, just as I know it's not long until I have plenty of blossoms and bees.

Have a good start to the week!

Photo: March 2012

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2014-02-28 08:03:29 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

Friday and probably the last winter picture for many months!

"A day without sunshine is you know, like night." (Steve Martin, Genius)

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2014-02-27 08:03:10 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
Elizabeth Bowen

I believe it is time to say farewell to winter. I see signs of life returning to vegetation and feel the days growing longer. I expect there will only be a few more days for me to drink in the random, beautiful patterns frost makes before the flowers begin to blossom. 

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2014-02-26 08:17:40 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 62 +1s)

Dark helps to define light. Ice crystals in early morning sunlight on the roof of my car. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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